Psychologists believe that drawing is an important part of children's cognitive development. So an objective analysis of these drawings could provide an important insight into this process, a task that machine vision is ideally suited to.
A rapid increase in our knowledge of alien worlds has dramatically changed the way scientists are interpreting the famous Drake equation.
Overdevelopment in China has created urban regions known as ghost cities that are more or less uninhabited. Nobody knew how bad the problem was until Baidu used its Big Data Lab to find out.
The automated classification of music is an important outstanding problem in computer science. Now a straightforward way of analyzing music's information content could help.
Understanding how road networks influence the spread of towns is a key goal of urban science. The digitization of one of the greatest maps ever made should help.
Image-based forgery is becoming more common not least because humans seem to be particularly vulnerable even to obvious fakes.
Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
A startup called MetaMind has developed a new, improved algorithm for processing language.
New services from Facebook and Google extend the reach of facial recognition. Do people still find it creepy?
Fears that an obscure feature coming to Apple's mobile browser will kill the ad industry appear overblown.